Shut Up, Little Man, a movie that began as audio tapes recorded by two guys who’d moved from Wisconsin to San Francisco, whose elderly neighbors would have bizarre, drunken arguments at all hours of the night
The two friends in question are Eddie Lee Sausage and Mitchell Deprey and their neighbors were Peter Haskett and Raymond Huffman.
The year is 1987 and every night, Peter and Raymond would get super drunk and scream at each other. Peter would tell Ray to “Shut up, little man” and Ray would spout homophobic slurs at Peter. This would happen at all hours of the day and Eddie and Mitch recorded about 14 hours in total.
They let their friend hear the tapes, and then through cassette tape dubbing and exchange, the tapes spread all over the world, inspiring comic books, plays, art, movies and more.
Shut Up Little Man tells this whole story, follows up on the current whereabouts of Peter and Ray, talks to people who were inspired by the tapes and even gets into the three competing movie adaptations that were happening simultaneously.
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